The 2023 shuttle season is over, service will resume by mid May 2024.
Cog Wild shuttles are a great way to maximize your time on the bike. With about 3,000′ of elevation gain between town and Mt. Bachelor, visitors and locals can take advantage of a shuttle ride to access higher elevation terrain and ride single track all the way back to Bend.
Meet at Cog Wild, which is located on the boundary of town and the Deschutes National Forest. Jump on the shuttle, which travels up the Cascade Lakes Highway to Wanoga, Swampy or Dutchman Trailheads. From there, choose a route back to Cog Wild on a variety of single track trails.
Shuttle riders need to be self sufficient: bring a map and have a route in mind, have a tool kit and first aid kit. Carry enough food, water and clothing to support your time in the woods. Guide & rescue service is not included with the shuttle.
Bend Trails and Trail Forks are great sites for researching trails and ride options. Maps are available to purchase at Cog Wild and we are happy to look at the map with you and suggest routes.
Please stay off middle Flagline until August 15 to give the elk ample time to raise their babies.
Daily Bend Shuttles
Park at Cog Wild for a shuttle up Century Drive to these locations:
Our first regular stop is at Wanoga trailhead. These blue and black trails can be challenging for newer or younger riders.
The middle stop is at Swampy Lakes trailhead. Generally less technical trails than Wanoga with fewer miles and less climbing than Dutchman.
The last stop is across the road from Mt. Bachelor Ski Area and Bike Park. These high elevation trails usually open in July but Flagline remains closed until Aug 15 to protect the elk.
Newberry Crater / Paulina Peak Shuttle
Ride from Paulina Peak down to Horse Butte Trailhead, east of Bend. This is a full day adventure option for strong intermediate to advanced riders who want an adventure ride out of Bend.
Dates: August 5, September 2 & 16 and upon request for groups of 4 or more
Dutchman to Sisters Shuttle
Ride the high country trails on the east side of the Cascades from Dutchman Flat and end up in Sisters. Available when Trail 99 is fully clear, usually in the fall.
Fall 2023: October 7 and upon request for groups of 4 or more
Private or Custom Shuttles
Private transportation for any outdoor endeavor! Book a van to transport your private group to the trailhead of your choice.
Bend Shuttle Season Pass
Take advantage of shuttles with Cog Wild’s shuttle season pass. With unlimited Bend shuttles, ride as much as you can. Like riding in Oakridge too? Purchase our new combo pass for unlimited Bend and Oakridge shuttles.
Ride with a Guide
Cog Wild offers full or half day guided rides for families and all levels of riders from beginner to expert. Let us manage the logistics so you can just show up and ride.
Hone your Skills
Cog Wild’s professional, certified instructors will help you master the basics of mountain biking or get you to the next level of skill.
McKenzie River Trail Shuttle
Available upon request for larger groups in Bend. Small groups, please contact our friends at Horse Creek Lodge. They are based in McKenzie Bridge and run daily shuttles.
Traveling with an E-bike? Please read:
The Deschutes National Forest does not allow e-bikes on the non-motorized trails. This includes the vast majority of mountain biking trails that we guide and shuttle.
- Check Bend Trails for e-bike legal trails in central Oregon
- If you are traveling with an e-bike, please consider our Oakridge location where e-bikes are allowed on many trails.